Department of Labour and Industrial Relations

World Day against Child Labour, DLIR

World Day Against Child Labour is celebrated on the 12th of June and is themed "Universal Social Protection to End Child Labour". This day calls for increased investment in social protection systems and schemes to establish solid social protection floors and protect children from child labour.

Acting Secretary for the Labour and Industrial Relations, George Taunakekei, said that child labour was observed concurrently in the tripartite between DLIR, international Labour Organization (ILO) and the United States.

National Labour Day Marked

The convoy began from DLIR office, Hohola and Poreporena Freeway, headed downtown and towards Koki, up to Badili towards 2 to 5 mile, passing the Courts Roundabout. This continued towards Kennedy road and finishing off on the Independence Drive to complete the route at Sir John Guise Stadium.

Acting Secretary for DLIR, George Taunakekei encouraged all workers both private and public sector.

The theme for this year’s National Labour day is ‘Maintaining Safety and Health at Workplace.

Departments Merge Functions

Dignitaries in attendance at the event included Prime Minister James Marape, Minister for Immigration and Border Security Westly Nukundj, Minister for Labour and Industrial Relations, Tomait Kapili and Chief Immigration Officer, Stanis Hulahau among other heads of departments.

Chief Immigration Officer Stanis Hulahau said: “We have successfully merged the work permit and the visa in the last two weeks.”


NATTB conducts trade tests at Porgera

The tests in HEF Level Three and Electrical Level Two were conducted from 13 to 19 November, 2017, administered by William Tiru from NATTB’s quality assurance and accreditation office under the Department of Labour and Industrial Relations.

“We at NATTB work in partnership with Porgera Joint Venture to recognise and certify the skilled workforce,” Tiru said. 

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